Lady Adelaide is not the average lady of the day. She is more than halfway in love with Detective Devanand Hunter,
a relationship which will be scandalous for more than half the aristocracy. Her worries right now are not on that score.
Her mother the very proper Dowager Compton is in prison for the murder of the Duke of Rufford. The evidence is over
whelming, the Rufford family wants to see justice done and this seems the quickest way to achieve it and they are not
too bothered if the Dowager is actually guilty or not.
Lady Adelaide is not going to take things lying down. She is determined to see her mother vindicated, and free and at
the same time find out who the murderer was. She knows socially the family will be outcasts with this scandal and the
future of not just her but her younger sister is at stake.
The story written with the setting of the English aristocracy with all their eccentricities and foibles, their methods
of doing things just so, the attraction between the young Detective and Lady Adelaide, the unscrupulousness of the Rufford
family all do their level best to put roadblocks in the investigation. The Police, corrupt as they possibly could just
want to finish the case, see the Lady hang and be done with it.
I loved the writing style, the setting, the romance (not overly done) and the entire story. I hope I can get more from this
Sent by Poisoned Pen Press for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.
It sounds very good!ReplyDelete
I love the sound of this and historical mysteries is one of my absolute favorite genres!ReplyDelete